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State of Crucifixion: Tourism, Holy Week Festivals, and the Sacred Politics of the Cold War

Eugenia Afinoguénova, Marquette University

October 29, 2020 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EDT · via Zoom

Center for Collaborative History

Modern Europe Workshop

Registration is required to attend.

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The growing popularity of Holy Week processions and similar festivals all over Southern Europe suggests that comparative work is yet to be done on outdoor manifestations of popular religion and their role in the areas of “peripheral modernity” (Beatriz Sarlo’s coinage). Facilitating the interaction between locals and visitors and confirming the sense of belonging, these festivals now appear to be as important for branding localities as they are for “opening them for business” on domestic and international markets.

Eugenia Afinoguénova is a Professor of Spanish and Cultural History at Marquette University. Her The Prado: Spanish Culture and Leisure (1819-1931) is now available in paperback. Afinoguénova is an author of multiple articles on Mobility, Film, and Food Studies, a participant in several research collectives funded by Spain’s Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities, and a leader of several digital projects, including an augmented reality reconstruction of the Gallery of Queen Isabella at the Prado museum according to a 1775 photograph and a historical GIS/3D mapping project of 19th-century travel literature on Spain.

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